A day after Colin Kaepernick settled his collusion grievance with the NFL, his attorney predicted that he could be back in the league in the near future.
Mark Geragos forecasted during an appearance on CNN on Saturday that his client could soon be picked up by an NFL team, naming the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots as possibilities.
"I think you're going to see within the next two weeks that somebody's going to step up, somebody's going to do the right thing," Geragos said, according to CNN's Jill Martin. "You want me to predict who? I will tell you, besides the Panthers, it would not surprise me if (Patriots owner) Bob Kraft makes a move. Yeah, that would not surprise me."
Geragos also referenced a possible third team that could be interested in Kaepernick, although he didn't name the club.
"It would not surprise me if his former coach, I'll test your knowledge, also makes a move," he said.
Geragos said the Panthers - if Cam Newton misses the start of the 2019 season due to injury - would be a natural fit for Kaepernick, with the signal-caller's former teammate and close friend, Eric Reid, on the roster, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. Reid and Kaepernick settled their collusion grievances together Friday and remained in contact throughout the proceedings, with both players at the forefront of NFL players' peaceful protest against police brutality and racial inequality.
The attorney also did not comment further on the resolution that Kaepernick and Reid reached with the NFL.
"I can't say anything at all except that it's resolved," Geragos said, according to Florio. "I can tell you that it was a long and kind of unconventional legal journey, in the sense that we brought it under the collective bargaining agreement. It was not a lawsuit, a traditional lawsuit. So when some people have said, 'I wish it had gone to court.' It wasn't in court, it was under the collective bargaining agreement."